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Darwinism as an All-Purpose Story Plot
March 23, 2018
Observations are just props. The play is, “The Evolution of Whatever” or “How Whatever Evolved.” Now playing in science media near you. As a play, Darwinism has two subplots: natural selection and sexual selection. With a little creative screenwriting, any observation in nature can be fit into either or both subplots, provided the perhapsimaybecouldness index […]
Elephants and Mammoths Were All One Kind
March 19, 2018
A new study of elephants, mammoths and mastodons show they were all interfertile or capable of hybridization. Our present world is impoverished of elephants, or “elephantids” as scientists dub the family. Mammoths and mastodons roamed throughout America and Asia, evidenced by the massive fossil beds, where millions of mammoth bones can be found in permafrost. […]
Trends in Biomimetics: Copying Irreducible Complexity
March 3, 2018
Not everything in nature can be copied effectively for human engineering. Why? Nature is sometimes too good.
Basener, Sanford Defend Paper Critiquing Fisher’s Theorem, II
February 20, 2018
Bill Basener and John Sanford recently critiqued Fisher's Theorem, a long-trusted model for neo-Darwinism. Two evolutionary geneticists responded. Here is Part II their counter-response.
Basener and Sanford Defend Paper Critiquing Fisher’s Theorem
February 16, 2018
Bill Basener and John Sanford recently critiqued Fisher's Theorem, a long-trusted model for neo-Darwinism. Two evolutionary geneticists responded. Here is Part I their counter-response.
Darwin Report Card: How Useful Is Evolutionary Theory?
February 6, 2018
We examine numerous articles and papers that talk about evolution to see if neo-Darwinism (or even old Darwinism) actually contributes to the understanding of nature.
Butterfly Evolution Pushed 70 Million Years Before Flowers
January 13, 2018
New fossil evidence puts the squeeze on Darwinians, making butterflies appear suddenly, with complex mouth parts, before there were any flowers to pollinate. Time to rescue the theory again.
Father of Neo-Darwinism Condemned with Faint Praise
January 11, 2018
At a lecture meant to honor the late R. A. Fisher, father of neo-Darwinism, an evolutionist was on the spot to try to say something nice.